3 Symptoms of a Neuroma

Your feet contain nerves that refer stimulation and sensation to your brain, letting you feel the environment around you. If you have a neuroma, also known as Morton’s neuroma, benign thickening in the tissues surrounding the nerves in your feet can lead to uncomfortable symptoms, including intense foot pain.

At Town Center Foot & Ankle, board-certified podiatrist Stephen Eichelsdorfer, DPM, and our expert team can diagnose your neuroma and recommend the right course of treatment to resolve your symptoms. 

Take the right steps to address your potential neuroma at our Kingwood and Atascocita, Texas, offices. Watch out for these key symptoms of a neuroma.

Tingling in your toes

The nerve that a neuroma could affect connects your toes to the front of your foot. The nerve typically passes between your third and fourth toes.

If your foot is affected by a neuroma, you could feel a tingling sensation or numbness in your toes due to the pressure on the affected nerve.

Cramps in your arches, toes, or forefeet

Tight shoes that pinch the front of your feet can worsen neuromas. If you’re developing a neuroma, you could start to experience cramping or pain symptoms in your toes or forefeet. 

The arches of your feet can also cramp up if you have a neuroma. If stretches don’t relieve your cramps, a neuroma might be the underlying cause of the problem.

Potentially debilitating foot pain

If you have a neuroma, the foot pain can become intense, effectively preventing you from walking. Some of our patients with a neuroma describe pain that feels like walking on a super-heated pebble. 

You might also experience burning, radiating pain that seems to come from your forefoot and extends out through your toes.

Don’t expect to feel a noticeable lump or bump if you have a neuroma. Instead, use warning symptoms of pain, cramping, tingling, or numbness to let you know when you should get checked out by a podiatrist.

When to seek treatment

If your foot pain or other symptoms last for more than a few days, make an appointment with Dr. Eichelsdorfer, known as Dr. Ike to his patients. 

At Town Center Foot & Ankle, we can evaluate you for a neuroma and recommend the right treatments to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. We may need to use X-ray or ultrasound imaging to confirm your diagnosis.

If you’re suffering from a neuroma in your foot, you could benefit from changes to your footwear, including custom-molded orthotic inserts. Bracing or splinting may also take pressure off your nerves and let you recover from a neuroma.

Cortisone injections can be helpful in managing neuroma-related pain and discomfort. If your neuroma is severe, you may need surgical treatment to relieve pressure on the affected nerve. Dr. Ike and our team can provide expert care, no matter how severe your neuroma.

Schedule your appointment at either our Kingwood or Atascocita, Texas, office by calling today or using our online tool to book at your convenience.

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